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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Can Anthony Lynn Lead the Chargers to the Playoffs?

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Chargers' metrics show why it's better to be lucky and good - Seth Walder
But have the Chargers been unlucky overall this year? It's hard to say -- plenty of teams miss plenty of field goals, and plenty of fluky occurrences happen across the league on a weekly basis -- but the answer is: probably at least a little bit. Given the level at which they've played this season, the Chargers probably ought to have a better record than they do.

Chargers DB Desmond King shows flashes of Ronde Barber - Eric Williams
“He’s by far one of the best nickel corner players probably in history,” King said. “That’s a guy that we talk about a lot in our position room. Milus always tells me that we want you to play like Ronde Barber. He’s mastered this position.”

The Chargers are back from the brink: What are their playoff chances? - Rivers McCown
It's never easy to predict a comeback from the brink for any team that starts 0-4. Since 1989, just one team has started 0-4 and made the playoffs: the 1992 San Diego Chargers. However, if there was any team we should have seen as ready to rebound up the standings, it was this one.

Chargers' Anthony Lynn shows improvement in game management - Eric Williams
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI), the Chiefs currently have a 71-percent chance to make the playoffs and the Chargers have a 48-percent chance.

Chargers Rookie Report: CB Desmond King may already be an All-Pro - Will Reeve Jr
Through Week 14, King has amassed 52 tackles (47 solo) with six tackles for loss, six quarterback hits, four sacks and five passes defensed despite seeing ample talent originally in front of him on the team’s depth chart. The former Cyclone has also racked up six special teams tackles, demonstrating that he’s willing to do anything to help his team.

AFC West Showdown: 5 biggest storylines for Chargers vs. Chiefs - Will Reeve Jr
“Well, it is, but it isn’t. Certainly, it gives you a heck of a better chance of winning [the division] if you win this game. But if you win this game, it’s not over yet. But, it’s a big game. I think it’s important to know what’s at stake,” quarterback Philip Rivers said during media availability Wednesday.

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